Mindil Beach, Darwin

4.5
Come to Mindil Beach for the sunset and stay for the shopping. After you count the different hues in the sky as the sun goes behind the horizon, wander among hundreds of stalls selling art, crafts, jewelry, and over 1,200 different food items from five continents. The Sunset Markets run here every Tuesday and Thursday from the end of April to the end of October. Put Mindil Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Darwin vacation generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Mindil Beach is renown for the Markets held 2 nights a week in nthe dry season. The Markets are known for the great variety of foods that are available. You will have difficulty in deciding what to ea...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The parking here was terrible, purely because it's so busy and popular. However it is worth it to see the sunset. Afterwards we strolled through the markets and made an evening of it listening to some...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    40 minutes walk from the Centre of Darwin's arrival. Just because Western sunset can be seen. Open market 2 times a week during the dry season, you can eat a variety of foods.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Nice beach in Darwin, water is shallow so you have to walk out a couple of meters. Lifeguards so it's safe. Not australias nicest but ok place for a quick dip.
  • May 25, 2017
    In Mindil Beach i saw the best sunset of my life. I put i pic and it is real. I didn't believe so i decide to come back the day after and it was better. Crazy!
  • March 26, 2017
    The place to go for some of the world's best sunsets. Best enjoyed with Barramundi fish & chips during the sunset market. I'd come to Darwin just for this experience again.
  • May 18, 2017
    Best place for watching sunset. Great night market during the dry season.
  • March 3, 2017
    Magnificent view

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